The City of Skopje has formed a new commission that should perform reevaluation of the offers by companies and in accordance with this, it will perform a new selection of the concessioner of the Drisla sanitary landfill. This was confirmed for “Meta” by the mayor of Skopje, Petre Shilegov. He expects that the commission will finish its job very quickly and then propose to the Council of the City of Skopje the candidate for the concessioner that by the end of the year should finish the whole process and start the implementation of a modern technology that will make Drisla a modern landfill.
According to the mayor of Skopje, it is not a new call for concession of Drisla, but a return evaluation of the received offers by companies that took part in the bid in 2011.
Back then, by a decision of the previous city authorities the Italian company FCL Ambiente was selected as concessioner of Drisla and it got 35 years lease, with the obligation to invest 73 million euros in the sanitary landfill. The second-ranked German company Scholtz appealed this decision twice. But the City of Skopje, while its mayor was Koce Trajanovski, signed agreements with FCL Ambiente twice.
-When I took the office, the procedure was immesurably complicated and because of that I couldn’t do anything, but as soon as the complete administrative procedure ends, the newly selected concessioner will be asked for a banking guarantee that he will do his obligations – said Shilegov.
He said that the selection of the waste, its degassing, then burning and the production of electric energy at Drisla should be implemented by the future concessioner and he also said that “everywhere the waste management is a profit-making business except in Skopje.”
According to the mayor, when the whole process ends, the landfill will be receiving only around 5% of the waste that is dumped now, which will be a significant step forward towards a cleaner living environment in Skopje.